Abbott promises to arrest Texas Dems when they return after walking out on special session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced his intention to arrest state Democrats who left when they were slated to vote on a critical and hotly contested bill in the Texas House earlier in the week according to The Daily Caller.

Abbott made his comments during an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on Monday night where he said that when they return from their escape he plans to have the legislatures detained.

“The State House of Representatives who are here in the capitol … they do have the ability to issue a call to have fellow members who are not showing up to be arrested, but only so long as the arrest is made in the state of Texas. That’s why they have fled the state,” Abbott told Ingraham.

The Democrats were standing against a bill that would add new and improved identification requirements for mail-in voting. The bill would also prohibit local election officials from sending the ballots applications to those who haven’t requested them.

Additionally, the bill Democrats were so desperate to block bans drive-thru voting and seeks to expand access for bipartisan poll watchers.

Democrats took exception to the bill, saying in a statement released Monday that they were making their move to “protect Texans” from “Trump Republicans.”

“We are now taking the fight to our nation’s Capitol,” the statement said. We are living on borrowed time in Texas. We need Congress to act now to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to protect Texans — and all Americans — from the Trump Republicans’ nationwide war on democracy.”

Their resolve might be tested, however, since Abbott was clear about what the Democrats who left during their workday would be facing when they returned home:

“Once they step back into the state of Texas, they will be arrested and brought to the Texas Capitol, and we will be conducting business,” Abbott said.

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Cheryl (@guest_381986)
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13 days ago

Thank you Governor Abbott for standing up for America. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE USA!

Katydid (@guest_381876)
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13 days ago

Good on you, Texas

Terry Bell (@guest_381870)
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13 days ago

NOW EXECUTE THESE DUMPACRAPS

Lynn (@guest_381865)
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14 days ago

AS AN ORDINARY AMERICAN THAT GETS UP EVERY DAY AND IS AT MY DESK BY 5:30 EACH DAY, IF I DID SOMETHING LIKE THESE PEOPLE DID I WOULD BE FIRED – ON THE SPOT. THEN TO THROW IT IN THE FACE OF ALL TEXANS WITH THEIR BEER AND PRIVATE JET!!! REALLY? HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION WHILE THEY ARE GONE. FILL THEIR POSITIONS AND CONTINUE WITH THE BUSINESS OF TEXAS. ENOUGH SAID.

Patricia Oakes (@guest_381834)
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14 days ago

For the peopl e act is a sham! Thatbwould give these cheaters control over all the elections so that we would never again be able to choose whomwe want because itbwill always be rigged with a dirty democrat always in power! It isn’t for us, it’s only for them to politically rape us of our will!

Jane (@guest_381832)
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14 days ago

Abbott better arrest those Corruptocrats! If not, he’s just another weak Republican! All talk and no action!

Ronald E Wright (@guest_381831)
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14 days ago

God told Lott in Sodom & Gormoria? If 10 Christian’s will Humble themselves an Pray for Righteousness in our Country? God! Would jump in an take over. God has plenty of time! Do we?

THOMAS (@guest_381829)
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14 days ago

The Texas Democrats have abandoned their jobs … I consider them FIRED … and a new special election should be held to fill those positions asap … when and if they return arrest them and jail them for no less than 90 days … confiscate all their pay and put it back into the Texas Treasury .

Sandra (@guest_381818)
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14 days ago

For every day the Dems stay out of Texas, they should have that days pay deducted from their checks. When they return they should be arrested and jailed, then have them removed from their seats as having abused their obligations of the job. Everyone of these incompetents need to be banned from political office and kicked out upon returning toTexas. These people have not ethics or decency. They have no right to sit in any state or federal government.

Marie Bamburg (@guest_381827)
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Reply to  Sandra
14 days ago

They also need to pay for that bus ride, and the beer, along with any hotel fees, meals or other expenses. The taxpayer’s should not pay one penny of their expenses – it’s all on them! They should provide their own bail also! Kick them out of office – they are not the government, the people are the government!

sheila bogard (@guest_381817)
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14 days ago

They might get arrested but Kamala will just get them out of it so it’s just gna be a joke

William Vital (@guest_381819)
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Reply to  sheila bogard
14 days ago

They should under a no-bail arrest. Let them sit in jail until they see the judge…They have already proven they cannot be trusted to stay in Texas.

THOMAS (@guest_381830)
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Reply to  sheila bogard
14 days ago

Kamala has no jurisdiction in TEXAS !

John Atwell (@guest_381815)
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14 days ago

They should also be recalled for not doing the job they were elected to do. It’s time the law of the land was taken seriously.

Susieq (@guest_381814)
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14 days ago

I’ve Texas! Live Abbott! Hope he arrest these democrats bthat think they can do what ever they want! Americans beamy no cheating in voting, no illegals should be allowed to vote! Go Texas!!!! Live a state with balls! Not like California, ew York, 2020 election Beas a fraud! Trump is legally president!!!!

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Joan Patterson (@guest_381840)
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14 days ago

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